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. >> the idea the federal government funding planned parenthood, they're going to say no, we're going to stop that. >> the obama campaign saying this represents a candidate trying to move to the center. >> like we saw again sort of a shifting towards bipartisanship. >> i'm not going to lay out a piece of legislation here because i intend to work with republicans and democrats in congress. >> wow. here's old moderate mitt. where you been, boy? i missed you all these last two years. >> let's get straight to cnn contributor, the sirius xm radio host pete dominick. he's got a good panel. >> thank you, wolf blitzer, for letting us squat in "the situation room" for a few minutes. we have a very important conversation about what we just saw. it's moderate mitt. by the way, i think bill clinton took my unsolicited advice last week which was to get out there on the campaign trail. but, guys, what are we witnessing right now? mitt romney will say one thing in an interview or a speech and then his staff literally walks it back on iran, on tax policy, on health policy and now on abortion. my opinion is,
, is not what the federal government should be doing and furthermore, it's a waste of money when there are so many private resources that are doing very similar functions. we all love big bird, but maybe it's time for him to go out and find a real job in the private sector and stop sponging off the federal government. >> reporter: is big bird part of the infamous 47%? well, here's how it breaks down. the corporation for public broadcasting receives about $445 million a year. 70% of that goes directly to local pbs stations that rely on federal funds and private donations to stay in business. but big bird and the rest of the sesame street gang actually stand on their own feet. 93% of that program is paid for by licensing fees and corporate underwriting. so who could be hurt? pbs president says stations, particularly those in rural parts of the country, will go dark without the federal dollars. >> for many families that do not have access to computers, that may not have books in the home, they have televisions and public broadcasting is really their way of accessing content that will help their
successful enterprise. i don't believe cnn gets government funding but somehow you all stay on the air and i just think that pbs will be able to make it on its own just like every one of the other station and does not require us to go to china to borrow money to keep pbs on the air. >> so how much more specific will mitt romney need to get over the next two presidential debates? when it comes to his economic plan. our political panel is standing by with answers. you're in "the situation room." (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. >>> back now with gloria borger and ron bronstein. you just heard mitt romney everything i sense move towards the center when it comes to tax cuts. >> he has tried to frame this as something that's going to be revenue neutral and distributionally neutral. it's a very different tone and emphasis during the debate. on the day they announced it they said they were going to do those two things. they were not going to increase the deficit and reduce the people at the top of the the problem
democratic governments. comes as the 27-nation body faces criticism of a handling of a massive debt crisis. and the nuclear plant meltdown following last year's devastating and tsunami in japan, turns out it could have been avoided. that's according to a stunning admission from the operator of the crippled fukushima plant. tokyo electric power company says it downplayed safety risks out of fear it would lead to a plant shutdown. the power was knocked out leading to meltdowns and forced evacuations. and american airlines is canceling more flights through mid-november as it continues to deal with operational problems. the new cuts mean the elimination of about 31 flights per day. that is about 1%. the airline says -- >>> nearly three dozen passenge and crew stranded on a ferry in lake erie are finally headed for dry ground. the boat was pulled free from a sand bar this afternoon. 18 passengers and crew members had been stuck on the ferry since it ran aground yesterday. strong winds and rough waves delayed efforts. authorities though say they had plenty of food. and good news is everyone is o
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wealth management >>> a coordinated attack near a syrian government compound could be a major blow to the regime in damascus. lisa sylvester's monitoring that, some of the other top stories in "the situation room" right now. lisa, what's the latest? >> hi, wolf. it was a three-stage attack and it started overnight with a suicide car bomb, then a suicide bomb in an ambulance. then this. [ gunfire ] that barrage of gunfire was the last part of the assault near an air force intelligence compound outside the capital. the afi is the primary agency of syria's intelligence operation. experts say a lot of spying equipment would have been in that kind of compound. a shadowy jihadist group has now claimed responsibility. and police arrested this man and could arrest more after a brawl broke out between two wedding parties at a hotel in philadelphia. 26-year-old matthew faces a few different assault charges, he's a relative of one of the grooms. the fighting erupted early sunday morning. the uncle of one of the brides later died after suffering a heart attack outside that hotel. >>> and a flo
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